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New York Times, Thursday, November 26, 1981

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,706
Across
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Dunce : ASS
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Pindar was one : ODIST
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Seconds, at a meal : MORE
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Pillowcase : SHAM
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East Indian tree : NIOTA
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Craving eagerly : AVID
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Cotton shirting : PIMA
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"Oh, I am ___ ... ": W. S. Gilbert : ACOOK
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Nuque or nucha : NAPE
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European period starting circa 1000 B.C. : IRONAGE
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Celebrant : REVELER
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Source of a sauce : CRANBERRYBOG
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Suffix with cannon or musket : EER
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Click beetle : ELATERID
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"___ in the hand ... " : ABIRD
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Do some carving : SLICE
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"That's ___ small step ... " : ONE
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Letter opener : SIRS
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Cut of meat : SHANK
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Former Genoese V.I.P. : DOGE
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"Was ___ vision ... ": Keats : ITA
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Mold : SHAPE
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Poet's concern : METER
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Two Byrds and Eagleton : SENATORS
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Gymnastic feat : KIP
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Anatolia's locale : TURKEYINASIA
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Wearer of a silver eagle : COLONEL
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Assign the care of : ENTRUST
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Jack-in-the-pulpit : ARUM
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Patriot-diplomat Deane : SILAS
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Baritone Gobbi : TITO
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H. H. Munro's pen name : SAKI
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Arbitrary proclamation : UKASE
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Getz or Kenton : STAN
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Author Waugh : ALEC
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Small-minded : PETTY
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Palindromic word : ERE
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Savory jelly : ASPIC
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Prepare eggs in a certain way : SHIRR
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Where R. L. S. died : SAMOA
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Catapult : ONAGER
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Kitchen gadget : DICER
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Five score : IOO
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Plot : STORYLINE
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Recant : TAKEBACK
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Horsemanship : MANEGE
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Elongated circle : OVAL
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Ready for the harvest : RIPE
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Largest dam in Germany : EDER
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Ways of social behavior : MANNERS
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Retired : ABED
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Have one's say in the U.S.A. : VOTE
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Backslide : RELAPSE
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Food item for a Digger Indian : ROOT
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He wrote "A Loss of Roses" : INGE
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Source of venison : DEER
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In status quo : ASIS
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Chomp or nibble : BITE
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Where Qum is : IRAN
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Resembling a porbeagle : SHARKLIKE
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Props : SHORESUP
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Takes off : DEPARTS
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Flabbergast : STUN
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Postprandial tidbit : MINT
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Kind of mass or theory : ATOMIC
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Zoologist who became a sexologist : KINSEY
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Bread ingredient : YEAST
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Partita : SUITE
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Vincent d'Indy opus : ISTAR
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Make up for : ATONE
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Muchacho's home : CASA
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Verbal : ORAL
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His day is Oct. 18 : LUKE
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Money in Riga : LAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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